July 27, 2011
Would Your Man Dump You For Gaining Weight?
According to a new survey released on Tuesday, men are more concerned over their partner's weight than women are.
The survey also found that men value family life more highly, have a problem dating women with children, and also have no problem with their female counterparts making more money than them.
The new survey that questioned close to 70,000 people on money, sex, marriage and other issues in life, discovered that nearly half of all men said they would dump their partner if they gained weight, compared to only 20 percent of women.
Roughly 68 percent of men surveyed also said they believe in the institution of marriage and have plans to get married someday. About 92 percent of men said they would be fine if their female partner made more money than them. And only one-third of men said it was important that their future wife signed a prenuptial agreement.
The Great Male Survey and Great Female Survey, conducted jointly online by AskMen.com and Cosmopolitan.com, also found that nearly two-thirds of men fantasize about their partner's friends, while only a third of women do so.
About 50 percent of males aged 15 to 28 said they were not comfortable dating women who already have children. The idea of dating a mother dropped, however, with each additional decade of age, following below 15 percent of men aged 50.
When asked to choose between having a child or a dog, males under 20 preferred a dog slightly more than a child -- 28% to 26% respectively. Men between 35 and 50 wanted a child more than a dog. And about one-third of all men wanted both a child and a dog. About 13 percent of men said they didn't want either.
Men also preferred to have a boy rather than a girl if they were only going to have one child. But the survey found that as men aged, the importance of gender mattered less.
Furthermore, about 12 percent of men under age 30 believed couples should have sex everyday to maintain a healthy relationship. More than 75 percent of men in the survey thought couples should have sex several times each week. Only 1 percent said sex once per month is efficient.
Eighteen percent of women said they wished their mate was better endowed, while more than 51 percent of men said they wished they themselves were more endowed.
The survey found that 39 percent of men chose family as their top choice of the ultimate status symbol. 43 percent of women selected a beautiful home as their choice, compared to only 6.5 percent of men. 25 percent of women said a successful partner was their choice as a top status symbol.
Also in the survey, men were more likely to lie about the number of sex partners they had -- 50 percent of men, compared to 35 percent of women.
Both men and women agreed on the idea of having a male birth control pill. Greater than half of all women said they would want their partner to take such a pill if it existed, while two-thirds of men said they would take a male birth control pill.
When it came to dating, 38 percent of women thought that each should pay their own way on a date, compared to 33 percent of women who think men should pay the whole way. 59 percent of men think they should cover the date, at least until the relationship is established.
Women were found to be much less comfortable with their partners keeping in touch with their ex. More than two-thirds of men said they were okay if their female partner kept friends with their ex through Facebook, while only 38 percent of women felt the same way about their male partners doing the same.
"Even as men are getting more comfortable with meeting their girlfriends online and less anxious about who she's "Ëfriending' there, other romantic behaviors have proven to be timeless ones: chivalry isn't dead, size matters, and women forgive while men forget," James Bassil, editor-in-chief of AskMen.com, told Reuters.